Welp… The Yanks did it again. They proved the Major League Baseball Luxury Tax is merely a speed bump in New York’s rear view mirror.
The Yankees showed everyone exactly what their true nature is by signing all-star free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury for 7 years/153 Mil. That nature isn’t “try, try again”, it is “buy, buy again”.
The Ellsbury signing, preceded by the Brian McCann deal for 85 million big ones, are huge contracts. That said, I saw various MLB insiders tweeting last night that the Yankees still plan on pursuing 2B Robinson Cano or OF Shin Soo Choo, AND a starting pitcher – AKA their spending spree is far from over.
Money is clearly no obstacle to the Yanks in their everlasting quest of winning the World Series. I mean, the last time they spent super-mega bucks in an off-season with C.C. Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, and A.J. Burnett, they did win the series…
When I wrote – Offseason Of Intrigue: New York Yankees – I surely didn’t see the Ellsbury signing coming.